President of the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana, Mr. Sylvester Amoako Quashie has argued that there is no need for the creation of a new National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).
To him, the right thing to be done is to unify the students’ fronts and not necessarily the establishment of another faction to add to the already existing three.
Speaking on Campus exclusive, he pointed out that, even though efforts to ensure a peaceful resolution by SRC presidents of different institutions have failed, nonetheless, the unification process must be championed.
This comes at the backdrop of a communiqué issued yesterday, 16th December 2018 by the executives and residents of the commonwealth hall.
In the said communiqué, the residents noted that “in the coming days, we will embark on an aggressive media campaign and talk to all parties involved, get a framework and roadmap for unity’’.
It further added that “if this fails, we will take drastic measures, including but not limited to declaring a new NUGS from the Commonwealth hall which will start the process of sanitizing our beloved NUGS”.
Mr. Amoako Quashie however is of the view that, the way to go is not to establish another breed of NUGS, but to ensure a proper and legal unification process of which the SRC is already embarking on – that is, adhering to the resolution of the General Assembly of the council which enjoins it to stay away from the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) until amicable solution is reached.
Mr. Amoako Quashie indicated how surprising it was to see Commonwealth hall coming up with this new decision.
“Their reps have been part of the taking of the resolution on the floor of the house [General Assembly]”, he fumed.
The resolution of GA did not request for the formation of a new NUGS and that “the SRC will forever throw its weight behind the resolution made on the floor of the house and nothing else”, the president stressed.
By: Daniel Osei Wereko/universnewsroom